Feb. 26, 2013
-- A newly unearthed 1992 interview with Beatles' mentor Tony Sheridan by radio host Ken Michaels can be heard beginning this week on two radio shows. The interview, not heard for decades, is featured on the Beatles news podcast "Things We Said Today" co-hosted by Michaels and Michaels' own radio show, "Every Little Thing."
According to Ken Michaels (http://www.kenmichaelsradio.com/)
, the interview took place Nov. 14, 1992 during a Beatles Getaway Weekend organized by Charles Rosenay at the Pines Hotel in the Catskills, which no longer exists. Sheridan and Billy J. Kramer were special guests during that weekend.
“I was the DJ that weekend mixing lots of Beatles and solo music. It was a memorable weekend for me, not only because I got to interview Tony and start a friendship with Billy, but I also met my future wife and stepsons that weekend,” he says. The interview has Tony discussing when he first met the Beatles, what Bert Kaempfert was like producing their recordings, and discussing specific songs.”
He says he also got Sheridan to discuss a song that was a personal favorite of Michaels'. “I'm most proud of the fact that I got him to talk about my personal favorite of the songs he did with the Beatles, 'Why,' which in fact, Sheridan wrote, and though it's listed that he had a co-writer, Tony corrected me that he wrote the song himself."
Sheridan also revealed another piece of history, Michaels said. “What I found most interesting is that during a panel discussion at the hotel, Tony said that the Beatles offered to make him a permanent member of the group, which other people like Pete Best have confirmed to me. Tony also told me that he could have never been able to handle the level of fame that the Beatles achieved."
Michaels will feature much of the interview this Wednesday, Feb. 27, on his “Every Little Thing” radio show, which airs from 8 to 10 p.m. EST on 88.7 WNHU, West Haven, CT, and online at www.wnhu.net
. He says the interview will be featured during the show's final hour.
A clip from the show is also featured during the latest “Things We Said Today” show co-hosted with Beatles Examiner columnist Steve Marinucci with guest Dave Humphries now available on Podbean.com (http://beatlesexaminer.podbean.com/2013/02/25/things-we-s...
) and also through iTunes. The "Things We Said Today" interview will remain available through the two sites. The interview will also be posted on Ken's Michaels' website (http://www.kenmichaelsradio.com/
) shortly after the WNHU broadcast.